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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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19427 Hill Street -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $129,900 (576 sqft)
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3729626 | Active
21213 Island Forest Drive -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $3,825,000 (7353 sqft)
Subdivision: Island Forest
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Fathom Realty | MLS # 3747609 | Active
17811 Largo Place -- 4 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $3,797,000 (6506 sqft)
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OfferPad Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3747378 | Active
21123 Torrence Chapel Road -- 5 BR, 5.3 BA
Price: $3,600,000 (8249 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3448085 | Active
17828 Largo Place -- 4 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $2,100,000 (5553 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman
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Nest Realty | MLS # 3762535 | Active
20107 Bascom Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $2,100,000 (7422 sqft)
Subdivision: Crown Harbor
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Premier Sothebys | MLS # 3673218 | Active
19228 Betty Stough Road -- 4 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,599,900 (5759 sqft)
Subdivision: Patricks Purchase
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SDS Properties LLC | MLS # 3638507 | Active
19819 Stough Farm Road -- 5 BR, 3 BA
Price: $1,499,900 (3130 sqft)
Subdivision: Patricks Purchase
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Elite Properties, Inc. | MLS # 3767702 | Active
21304 Norman Shores Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $1,250,000 (2766 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Shores
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3767256 | Active
18608 Town Harbour Road -- 5 BR, 3.2 BA
Price: $1,050,000 (4188 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Lake Norman Realty, | MLS # 3750892 | Active
21308 Norman Shores Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $799,000 (1562 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Shores
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3727739 | Active
14008 Cameryn Elise Drive -- 5 BR, 3 BA
Price: $780,000 (3859 sqft)
Subdivision: Baileys Glen
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South Creek Homes, LLC | MLS # 3758495 | Active
19712 Beneteau Court -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $644,900 (2646 sqft)
Subdivision: Blue Stone Harbor
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Allen Tate | MLS # 3756706 | Active
17403 Summer Place Drive -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $625,000 (2269 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3761708 | Active
21636 Rio Oro Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $595,000 (1217 sqft)
Subdivision: Bahia Bay
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RE/MAX Executive | MLS # 3743846 | Active
10219 Squires Way -- 5 BR, 4 BA
Price: $590,000 (3397 sqft)
Subdivision: Weatherstone Manor
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3758836 | Active
9603 Rosalyn Glen Road -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $519,900 (3005 sqft)
Subdivision: Westmoreland
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3766964 | Active
21254 Sandy Cove Road -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $440,000 (1714 sqft)
Subdivision: Rockridge Shores
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3767467 | Active
19046 Celestine Lane -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $440,000 (3323 sqft)
Subdivision: Heritage Green
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Mark Spain Real Estate | MLS # 3766000 | Active
20332 Colony Point Lane -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $425,000 (2092 sqft)
Subdivision: Mckenzie Place
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Wilkinson ERA Real | MLS # 3762439 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

Listings 1 - 20 of 22   next

18541 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $799,900 (1859 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3764413 | Active
7423 Mariner Cove Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $719,000 (1808 sqft)
Complex: Mariner Villas
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Home Realty and | MLS # 3745354 | Active
7425 Mariner Cove Drive -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $675,000 (1564 sqft)
Complex: Mariner Villas
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3762707 | Active
20367 Harborgate Court -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $525,000 (1369 sqft)
Complex: Harborgate
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Southern Dream Homes | MLS # 3764790 | Active
18823 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $429,000 (780 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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Properties of the | MLS # 3752286 | Active
20555 Harbor View Drive -- 2 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $395,000 (2470 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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RE/MAX Executive | MLS # 3764509 | Active
9230 Washam Potts Road -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $325,700 (1887 sqft)
Complex: Oakhurst
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 3759877 | Active
9754 Bailey Road -- 3 BR, 2.2 BA
Price: $297,000 (1886 sqft)
Complex: Oakhurst
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Cottingham Chalk | MLS # 3765218 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $277,900 (1167 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717344 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $270,500 (1176 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717339 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $270,500 (1176 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3702694 | Active
17462 Tuscany Lane -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $263,000 (1390 sqft)
Complex: Tuscany
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Opendoor Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3751870 | Active
20101 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $250,000 (1026 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Advantage Realty Group | MLS # 3767271 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $239,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717330 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717305 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717290 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717307 | Active
18809 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $225,000 (1045 sqft)
Complex: Admirals Quarters
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RE/MAX Executive | MLS # 3743395 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $224,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3676550 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $224,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717321 | Active

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